40 Days Lighter – Day 38: In His Hands

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 In light of everything taking place in our world, it's easy to lose sleep worrying and wondering.  Tonight, my simple reminder to you - and to me - is this: Remember the One who gives you rest.  … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 38: In His Hands

40 Days Lighter – Day 29: All it took was one choice…

These days I find myself repeatedly looking at my life with almost disbelief. In an incredibly short period of time, my life has changed in ways that I have struggled to make happen for years, to no avail. I began asking myself why I was unsuccessful all those times before and I came to one … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 29: All it took was one choice…

40 Days Lighter – Day 25: Finding A God-Honoring Rhythm (Part 1)

  If there were any two areas along this journey to becoming 40 days lighter with which I have genuinely struggled and truthfully feel like an utter failure, it would be in finding times of rest, and moments for self-care. I am constantly on the go, if not in the care of our family, for … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 25: Finding A God-Honoring Rhythm (Part 1)

40 Days Lighter – Day 22: Prepared for Purpose (Part 2)

Robert Mulholland suggest that spiritual formation is about being transformed into the image of Christ "for the sake of others." Sharing our lives with others is always a risk. Authenticity, interdependence, and being known come with a cost. But the alternative to paying the cost of living a one-another life is to live cut off … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 22: Prepared for Purpose (Part 2)

40 Days Lighter – Day 18: Room for Improvement

I had a humbling experience today. Today was the start of my on ground seminary course for the spring semester, and I will tell you in no uncertain terms - I was NOT happy about having to take it. An Introductory course focused mostly on writing and research (at least that's what I gathered from … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 18: Room for Improvement